FC Copenhagen and Sevilla go head-to-head in the Champions League on Wednesday evening (8pm, UK time).
This will be the first meeting between FC Copenhagen and Sevilla in European competition. Julen Lopetegui’s men are the seventh different Spanish opponent that Copenhagen have faced (after Barcelona, Real Madrid, Real Betis, Atlético Madrid, Valencia and Mallorca).
Sevilla’s only previous meetings with Danish opposition came in the last 16 of the European Cup in 1957/58, where they progressed with a 4-2 aggregate win over AGF Aarhus (4-0 at home, 0-2 away).
Copenhagen have failed to win all 12 of their previous meetings with Spanish opponents in European competition, drawing four times and losing eight. They’ve lost each of the most recent four – twice against both Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid – while failing to score in three of those games.
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Where to watch Copenhagen vs Sevilla on TV:
- UK: BT Sport 8
- US: Paramount+
Copenhagen team news
Akinkunmi Amoo (knee) is out until next summer while Kamil Grabara (facial fracture) is doubtful. Mathew Ryan will be seeking a better performance from last time out. Copenhagen conceded more goals in their 3-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund than across their six group stage games (two) when they last played in 2016/17.
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Sevilla team news
Óliver Torres (ineligible), Marcão (hamstring) and Tecatito (fibula) are out. Julen Lopetegui’s men faced 24 shots against Manchester City in their 4-0 defeat – only once have they faced more attempts in a single Champions League match (28 against Borussia Mönchengladbach in November 2015).
Ivan Rakitic has been directly involved in four of Sevilla’s last six Champions League goals (two goals and two assists). He is hoping to line up alongside Isco. After scoring five goals and creating four more across his opening 15 Champions League outings, the former Real Madrid man has only been involved in a further nine (four goals and five assists) in his subsequent 58 appearances in the competition.
Scoreline prediction: Copenhagen 1-2 Sevilla
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